Family Day celebrated

B.C. Family Day on Monday, Feb. 8 offers British Columbians a holiday weekend to spend with their loved ones

B.C. Family Day on Monday, Feb. 8 offers British Columbians a holiday weekend to spend with their loved ones, enjoying fun and engaging events throughout the province.

Family Day events supported by the BC Recreation and Parks Association include a range of family-friendly activities, such as ice skating, face-painting, photo booths, scavenger hunts, Aboriginal engagement and crafts, a pancake breakfast and much more.

In Armstrong/Spallumcheen, a full Family Day Weekend is celebrated with free movies, ice skating, indoor skatepark, and rollerskate for families over the Sunday/Monday. Events take place at Norval Arena, Kin Indoor Skatepark and Centennial Theatre.

In Vernon there’s a free swim with family oriented games and activities at the Vernon Aquatic Centre from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Vernon Winter Carnival also marks Family Day in Polson Park with fun events from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“B.C. Family Day is a time to celebrate the importance of families and family life in communities large and small, urban and rural, throughout British Columbia,” said Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. “I encourage all British Columbians to take the opportunity to spend this extra time with their loved ones and enjoy one of the many activities.”